Fort Mill Times

Lake Wylie area churches post special holiday services

Allison Creek church prayer time March 24

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, is holding prayers offered in the prayer chapel 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. March 24 with communion at noon and 7 p.m.

Other services include Easter Sunday, March 27, sunrise service at the lakeside home of Les Kitts at 7:30 a.m. at 1834 Bonita Road. Bring breakfast item to share.

At 10 a.m. March 27, there will be special music and holy communion at the church.

For more information, visit

Good Sam UMC announces special services

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road, announces Easter celebrations and more.

▪ Good Friday service is March 25. Prayer stations will be set up in the sanctuary 3:30-6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a viewing of the movie “Son of God” in the sanctuary. No nursery will be provided because of the length of the movie. All are welcome.

▪ The Good Samaritan UM Women will have a Trash and Treasure Sale 7 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16. Sausage biscuits, hot dogs and baked goods will be for sale. Proceeds will provide mission money for women and children.

Call 803-831-0304 for more information.

First UMC egg hunt, services announced

First United Methodist Church will hold an Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt 10 a.m.-noon March 26 for all children ages.

The event includes snacks, crafts, story and egg hunt.

In honor of Holy Week services are Maundy Thursday (Foot Washing/Holy Communion) at 7 p.m., Good Friday “Stations of the Cross Drama” with music at 7 p.m. There will be several Easter Sunday services: sunrise at 7 a.m. at the parking area with biscuits following; traditional worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary; and contemporary worship in the missions and fellowship center at 10:50 a.m.

River Hills church holding Easter celebrations

River Hills Community Church will hold four Easter Sunday worship services: 6:45 a.m. Sonrise at Camp Thunderbird; 8 a.m. sanctuary worship; 9:15 a.m. Experience Worship at Church Life Center; 10:45 a.m. sanctuary worship.

Call 803-831-1615 or visit

Pine Grove Academy registering

Pine Grove Christian Academy, 5415 Highway 557, is registering K4-fifth grade for the 2016-2017 school year, offering transportation to Blessed Hope Christian Academy for sixth-eighth grade.

Call 803-831-2015 or email

River Hills church preschool registration open

River Hills Community Church is registering for preschool for 2016-17.

Call 803-831-5043, email or visit

York church celebrating 100 years

Filbert PCA, 2066 Filbert Highway, will continue celebration of its100th anniversary this summer and in the fall.

▪ July 2-3, Homecoming with John and Kathy Hall. His family are longtime members of Filbert.

▪ Oct. 29-30, “Reformation Celebration” with David and Patti (Burton) Rountree. She grew up at Filbert.

For information, visit

Good Samaritan UMC hosting small groups

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road, is holding several small groups open to the community.

▪ Walk with God: Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone at 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. This group begins with a short devotional time, followed by walking inside, while using all muscle groups along with a video. This group starts slow, using the 1-mile video. This gentle and effective form of exercise will help tone the body, condition the heart, speed up metabolism and help fight aging.

▪ M&Ms meets 9:30 a.m. Mondays. This group is designed for women to strengthen faith studying “Life Lessons from Women in the Bible” by Rhonda Harrington Kelley. Child care is available.

▪ Divorce Care Support Group meets 7 p.m. Thursdays. For details visit

▪ “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Learn your purpose for being alive and find God’s plan for your life.

▪ Men’s Bible Study “As Iron Sharpens Iron” by Howard & William Hendricks at 6 a.m. Wednesdays. A study rooted in biblical principles is profound and practical guide to mentoring relationships for men. Whether you are looking for a mentor or to be a mentor, this book provides steps to begin.

Call 803-831-0304 to sign up for a small group.

Journey holds Community prayer

The Journey at Lake Wylie, 5415 Highway 557, holds community prayer 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Everyone is welcome. Visit

Community Cafe serves lunch Tuesday

The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.

The Cafe at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church in Fort Mill serves lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.

Donations welcome. Call 330-289-1243 for details.

Ministry sets up fundraiser page

New Life Purpose Ministries has set up a fundraiser web page to reach its goal to help recovery for people suffering substance abuse, or emotional and mental health disorders. The site is

“We have helped countless individuals in their quest for recovery, yet we have little to no financial support,” said the Rev. Ricou L. Williams, senior director and founder of New Life Purpose Ministries/Take 2 Enhancement Programs started in 2013.

The program includes spiritual enhancement, interpersonal relations, vocational training and assistance and programs for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The goal is reach $10,000 to provide shelter, food, clothing, transportation and medical assistance.

The ministry is now on the list for housing through Wells Fargo Community Urban Stabilization Program, designed to assist nonprofit agencies with donated properties.